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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Monday - catch up post

Weekly report of last week's activities, reading and new books in the house....

Last week month: November was a busy month for me. It all started with getting sick, scheduling 3 book tour reviews and a spotlight in one month and going on vacation again.

Then the stress of making a Christmas list. How am I supposed to choose just one book? Plus, some don't like to get me books. I have a favorite brand of workout socks so I thought I could just ask for more. Sigh, the company discontinued them. Not only do I not have something to put on my list, I'm going to need to find a new favorite sock soon.

At least I don't do the whole Thanksgiving dinner. We head to my sister-in-laws, M's mother usually goes down early to help with the turkey and ham so I'm sure she's going down to help again this year. Another sister-in-law is making pies, yummy. There is always a crowd and we have a blast.

For the past several years M and I have gone to lunch with my parents for Veteran's Day but we were out of town this year and missed it. The sequoias were worth it but still.

Not blogging did not stop me from finding and joining challenges. Sigh. Eleven of them so far and I'm hosting one!

I'm looking forward to visiting again with everyone and hope you have a great week planned


Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Started by Marcia of The Printed Page, the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

December's host: Suko's Notebook


Received for Review:


Giveaway/Contest/Gift:


from Author:


Purchased/delivered:
Born Free and Equal by Ansel Adams
Josh by R.C. Ryan
A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)
Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies: Wiley Selects by John Wiley
Poisoned Soil by Tim Young
Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes
The Bite Before Christmas Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost

Also went shopping through the free section, added a bunch then clicked Pin It
(still not finished pinning all of them)



Current Library books at the house:
The Waterless Sea by Kate Constable
October Mourning by Leslea Newman
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper ~ returned mostly finished

2-week total Body Turnaround by Chris Freyta
The Catswold Portal by Shirley Rousseau Murphy ~ returned unfinished
Finding Ultra by Rick Roll
The Last Man by Vince Flynn ~ returned finished

Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis ~ returned finished
My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr ~ returned finished
Fever by Christine Feehan

and, am currently #241 143 on the waiting list for The Casual Vacancy



What are you Reading?


A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit,visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.


Finished:
Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear
Cardio Core 4x4 by Jay Cardiello
Perfect Bait by Michael Fowlkes
Every Rose has His Thorne by Sean Michael
The Center of Earth and Sky by Sean Michael
Rescue My Heart by Jill Shalvis
The Last Man by Vince Flynn
My Kind of Christmas by Robyn Carr
Going Down Hard by KyAnn Waters
Her Surprise Sister by Marta Perry
No Going Home by T.A. Chase
Home of His Own by T.A. Chase
Wishing for a Home by T.A. Chase
Lone Star by Josh Lanyon
Fireflies by Ally Blue
Mistletoe Mine by Emily March
Locky in Love by Carol Lynne
Keeping Dallas by Amber Kell
The Injustice of Being by Carol Lynne 
Griff and Ash by D. J. Manly


Books stacked by my reading chair (some most not actively reading but I haven't given up on them, yet):
Code Blood by Kurt Kamm
Noah by Jacquelyn Frank ~ ebook
Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear ~ finished 
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Campbell Slan ~ ebook
The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ~ ebook
Circle of Seven by Bryan Davis
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle ~ ebook
Big Kitty by Claire Donally
When the Cookie Crumbles by Virginia Lowell
The Last Patriot by Brad Thor
Power Down by Ben Coes
Double the Heat, anthology
Dial C for For Chihuahua by Waverly Curtis
Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard
The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper ~ returned to library, mostly finished (recipes!)
Enchanted by Starlight by Tina L. Hook 
Finding Ultra by Rick Roll
The Paternity Test by Michael Lowenthal 



Next up:
got to finish up my still reading list!
all of my library check-outs
more review books
finish Enchanted and Paternity and update reviews



Reviewed:
Perfect Bait by Michael Fowlkes


Did Not Finish, may try again later:



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11 comments:

Mystica said...

I like your lists! especially the one of those by your bedside!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm hoping to read the Burrowes book this season. Have a great week!

juliababyjen said...

Lots of great reads it look like! Have a great reading week!

Tanya Patrice said...

Reading challenges are so addicting! I'm trying to cut down, but I could easily see myself finding 11 to do too :-)


Tanya Patrice
Girlxoxo.com

Pat @ Post For Now said...

Enjoy your books! It looks like you have some good ones for Christmas.

bermudaonion said...

Is the Ansel Adams book photographs? That sounds good!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Lots of nice Christmas books.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/12/mailbox-monday.html

Jennifer Hartling said...

I think people are too scared to buy me books ;) Good luck finding some new fave socks and enjoy all of your reading time this week!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Awesome lists. I don't quite understand how a cookbook would work on an ereader though!
2 Kids and Tired Books MM

The Brunette Librarian said...

Have a wonderful reading week! Looks like you are gonna be awfully busy :)
Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

marveloustales said...

I love my library, but a stack can be a problem--such pressure to finish before the due date! Good luck with your still-to-be-read books!

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